Arthur Schopenhauer

THE PESSIMIST – Arthur Schopenhauer (February 22, 1788 – September 21, 1860) was a German philosopher. He is best known for his 1818 work The World as Will and Representation (expanded in 1844), which characterizes the phenomenal world as the product of a blind noumenal will. His work has been described as an exemplary manifestation of philosophical pessimism. In any case, Schopenhauer was leery (more…)